Still no midwives in New Brunswick

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There are still no midwives in New Brunswick, despite legislation passed by the previous Liberal government to legalize and regulate the profession.

Legislation recognizing midwifery as a profession was adopted in 2008. In 2010, the regulations were set up.

... so far no one has applied to be licensed as a midwife in the province.

Licensed midwives would become employees of the Regional Health Authorities and their services would be publicly funded.

Midwives help women in their pregnancies, including deliveries, often in their homes.

... She said it's hard to say when midwives will be practicing in the province, given no one has applied for a licence yet ...

A failed reform? I wonder if they consulted with the midwives in drafting the reform process, to ensure that the reforms would be acceptable to the midwives.